Did you know that Australia’s first-ever strategy for the social enterprise sector was launched by the Victorian Government in February 2017. The Social Enterprise Strategy has identified four areas for action, including increasing the impact and innovation of social enterprise, building business capacity and skills, and improving market access.
Banyule City Council is committed to developing a Banyule Social Enterprise Action Plan and we are looking to work with social enterprises, not for profit organisations, small to medium enterprises, corporate and community members to do this.
The newly created Social Enterprise & Local Jobs team is calling out to all local organisations operating in the social-purpose sector to participate in a survey that will help Banyule:
- better understand the number and nature of existing or developing social enterprises operating within or serving the Banyule
- better understand how we can best collaborate with the community to promote and develop social enterprises locally; and
- invite you to participate in a Banyule Social Enterprise Working Group.
What is a social enterprise?
In the Australian context, there is no legal structure called social enterprise but the Victorian Government defines social enterprise as organisations that:
- are driven by a public or community cause, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic
- derive most of their income from trade, not donations or grants
- use the majority (at least 50%) of their profits to work towards their social mission.
Completing this survey
This survey should take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Your participation is anonymous and confidential and results will not be reported on individually. Please complete this survey and submit your response via the link below by Monday 24th December.
If you would like any assistance in completing this survey, please feel welcome to call the Social Enterprise & Local Jobs Coordinator on 03 9490 4222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who need assistance in another language, please call TIS National on 131 450 and ask to be connected to Banyule Council on 03 9490 4222.
A report of the de-identified survey results will be made available in 2019 on our website.
Council respects all personal and confidential information you give and will do everything possible to protect information from unauthorised access, loss or misuse. Information collected from you is required for the delivery of Council Services in accordance with Council’s powers, functions and purposes under the Local Government Act 1989 and other relevant legislation.